Ignite Notes Day 3

Take Away New improvements coming to Intune to manage Android for Work.  This session actually gave a good overview regarding the fragmented state of Android OS as well as the MDM challenges around it.  The session discussed upcoming Intune tools to help with this problem. Vittorio Bertocci best speaker of day in his session Secure your web […]

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Ignite Day 2 Notes and Highlights

I attended a number of sessions today but two events stand out. First, I got to try out the new Hololens and second there were some new announcements in the Azure Identity world. Hololens Review I was able to get an appointment to try out a Hololens at the Microsoft exhibit hall. For those of you who […]

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Microsoft Ignite Day 1: Evening Keynote Notes

  Bottom Line AI is very real and here. Microsoft is quite serious about bringing this to mainstream. Summary The sole focus of Satya’s keynote was the vision of AI everywhere, most notably, through Cortana, in Microsoft’s core cloud offerings including Azure, O365 and Dynamics. In fact that was basically it. The entire hour centered on […]

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Notes from Ignite: Day 1

For those of you not able to make it to Ignite, here are my notes and highlights from the day. Quick take aways “Identity is the new perimeter” All Azure, all day – no MIM sessions Security and EMS front and center day 1 Good-bye Silverlight in new integrated EMS console previewed in breakout session […]

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MIM 2016 and PAM Goodness

Ike has been at it again! Check out his latest article on MIM 2016 and setting up Privileged Access Management (PAM) in an existing Forest using the built-in PAM Tool.

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IDM Masters Interview #4 – Ryan Newington

What a fun interview! I had a great time chatting with Ryan Newington about all things MIM along with Powershell. Hear about: What’s it like to manage 200,000 + plus identities across 4 continents for a large academic institution How the Ryan’s Lithnet Powershell tools came about and why you should use them to manage […]

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Ryan Newington Announces Updated Lithnet FIM/MIM PowerShell Module

More news today on the FIM/MIM third party front. Ryan Newington announced the the release today of his updated Lithnet FIM/MIM PowerShell Module. His Powershell Module is really something else and offers a significant improvement over the out the box FIM modules from Microsoft. Make this part of your toolset if it isn’t already. https://github.com/lithnet/miis-powershell

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Updated FIM PowerShell Modules Released

Today Brian Desmond announced the release of the latest version of the FIM Powershell Modules. It looks like they have been quite busy. Take a look at all of the new features and bug fixes. Keep up the great work Brian! https://fimpowershellmodule.codeplex.com/releases/view/103901

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Morality of Offshoring

No matter which side of the table your are on, an interesting article nonetheless. I have witnessed some abuses at many client sites that I have visited. On the flip side, I have seen third party talent help plug big IT holes. Where do you stand? http://www.cio.com/article/3066353/careers-staffing/former-insiders-book-explores-morality-of-offshore-outsourcing.html#tk.rss_careersstaffing

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IDM Masters Interview #3 – Meet Ike Ugochuku

In this episode we talk with Ike Ugochuku and hear about his fascinating history with MIM along with some of the new tools that he has developed. We talk about portal rules vs. classic rules along with Captain Kirk or Captain Picard. Finally we wrap it up with a brief chat about AI.

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